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Oxford University Scientists Announce Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready By September Oxford University Scientists Announce Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Ready By September
- April 30, 2020

If the vaccine is determined to be safe and effective it's reported that several million doses would be available by September . "I have a high degree of confidence about this vaccine, because it's technology that I've used before", Sarah Gilbert, a professor of vaccinology at Oxford University , told CBS. (more...)
Axios plans to return $4.8 million coronavirus small-business loan Axios plans to return $4.8 million coronavirus small-business loan
- April 30, 2020

The $30 billion in funds reserved for small lenders with less than $10 billion in assets was depleted by Tuesday afternoon, requiring smaller lenders that didn't get through to compete with larger firms for loans. McAdam said Mnuchin and officials with the SBA owe it to taxpayers and the congress to provide more detail on how these programs are or are not working. (more...)
Costco, including Huntsville store, requires customers and employees to wear masks Costco, including Huntsville store, requires customers and employees to wear masks
- April 30, 2020

The policy won't apply to children under age 2 or to people who have health conditions that preclude them from wearing masks or face coverings, the post said. Costco will continue to give priority access to healthcare workers and first responders, including police officers, EMTs, and firefighters. Anchorage health officials have recommended the use of face masks in public, but it has not been mandated at essential businesses. (more...)
Ontario's Patient Ombudsman seeks complaints about COVID-19 in care homes Ontario's Patient Ombudsman seeks complaints about COVID-19 in care homes
- April 30, 2020

The complaints can be grouped into three types , Thompson said: staffing shortages, inadequate infection control and poor communication between the institution and residents and their caregivers. "The total number of COVID-19 positive residents who have passed at Hawthorne Place Care Centre now stands at 15, with 45 active cases in our home", the facility said in a new release. (more...)
COVID-19: Fourth B.C. poultry operation confirms case COVID-19: Fourth B.C. poultry operation confirms case
- April 30, 2020

The number of cases at the Mission Medium Institution correctional facility remains at 120, with 108 inmates and 12 staff who have tested positive. Two other poultry operations in Metro Vancouver were ordered closed by health officials this month when workers at the plants tested positive for the novel coronavirus. (more...)
Gilead Sciences Shares Rise on Remdesivir Covid-19 Studies
- April 30, 2020

A statement by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that Mr Fauci heads said that patients on the drug had a 31 per cent faster time to recovery than those on a placebo . It's not known yet how large the effect of the Gilead drug was on the patients, and if it will make a meaningful difference in their care. Despite the excitement, Dr. (more...)
Joe Biden has given 'counsel' to Michigan Gov. Whitmer amid coronavirus Joe Biden has given 'counsel' to Michigan Gov. Whitmer amid coronavirus
- April 30, 2020

Whitmer has not set a reopening date for manufacturing yet, and the influential United Auto Workers union, which represents many hourly auto workers in MI and other states, has said early May is "too soon and too risky" to reopen. "This has been important to me from day one, communicating, very clearly on the facts, because people listen to these press conferences they listen when the governor holds a press conference and they certainly, pay attention when the president of the United States ... (more...)
Scottish Government recommends wearing face coverings but only in certain situations Scottish Government recommends wearing face coverings but only in certain situations
- April 30, 2020

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has hit back at claims she's trying to " embarrass Westminster" following her announcement that Scots will now be advised to wear face coverings in enclosed spaces amid the Covid-19 crisis. After each and every use, you will have to wash the face protecting at 60 levels centigrade or get rid of safely. "For the reason that the proof of affect on transmission is quite susceptible, the general public use of facial coverings isn't being made ... (more...)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif going to work on coronavirus front lines
- April 29, 2020

Duvernay-Tardif confirmed that he was. "In the meantime, officials have informed me nearly daily and I have used my platform and credentials to forward their messages". "There's so much that needs to happen just to visit with every patient - masks donned and hands washed and equipment like gloves and visors tugged on and off and thrown away". (more...)
Twelfth resident dies at coronavirus-hit care home in western Sydney
- April 29, 2020

Anglicare chief executive Grant Millard said everything possible was being done to care for their loved ones. "I'm just flabbergasted that it has taken all of this to get action and care for our parents inside". "It's a very unsafe place for people to be working". "This is a awful situation and a challenge for us, our staff, but especially for our residents and their families", Anglicare said in a statement this afternoon. (more...)
Prescription medication to be dropped off by drones in The Villages Prescription medication to be dropped off by drones in The Villages
- April 29, 2020

Announced today, the next phase of this partnership will see UPS drones deployed to carry prescription drugs from a Florida pharmacy to the largest retirement community in the US. "Now more than ever, it's important that our customers have access to their prescriptions", CVS Vice President and COO Jon Roberts said in a statement . (more...)
101-Year-Old Spanish Flu Survivor Amazes World After Beating COVID-19 101-Year-Old Spanish Flu Survivor Amazes World After Beating COVID-19
- April 29, 2020

Her daughter, Joanne Merola, told WPIX that Friedman was cleared of the virus on April 20. "She has superhuman DNA", Merola said of her mother. Angelina Friedman is the latest centurion to beat the novel coronavirus , more than 100 years after her mother died giving birth to her aboard a passenger ship bringing immigrants from Italy to New York City during the second wave of the Spanish flu in 1918. (more...)
No new COVID-19 cases reported in St No new COVID-19 cases reported in St
- April 29, 2020

The Calgary Drop-In Centre released that two people who had been sheltering at its main site tested positive on Sunday and would start testing all staff and clients to catch spread early. Across Alberta, the death toll from COVID-19 has now risen to 73 people, of which 48 have been at long-term care facilities. Close to 400 cases are suspected of being spread through community transmission. (more...)
Winston the pug is first dog to test positive for coronavirus Winston the pug is first dog to test positive for coronavirus
- April 29, 2020

A pet dog tested positive for COVID-19 in Durham, marking the first known novel coronavirus case in a canine. According to WRAL, the dog's owner, Dr. On April 1, the family joined a new study conducted by Duke University. Part of that study includes testing pets. Experts have said that there is no evidence that pets can transmit the virus to people, and that people should not worry about giving the virus to their pets. (more...)
Company says drug proved effective against coronavirus in US study Company says drug proved effective against coronavirus in US study
- April 29, 2020

The statement did not say what the "positive data" from the government study on remdesivir was. It's not known yet how large the effect of the Gilead drug was on the patients, and if it will make a meaningful difference in their care. A leading coronavirus treatment candidate succeeded in a critical trial, the biotechnology company Gilead Sciences said Wednesday. Dr. Scott Gottlieb, shortly after the Gilead news was released, described remdesivir as "part of a better toolbox" for dealing ... (more...)
Potential COVID-19 related syndrome is emerging in children Potential COVID-19 related syndrome is emerging in children
- April 29, 2020

Similar cases have also been reported in Spain and Italy , according to CNN . Only some of the children tested positive for COVID-19, so scientists are unsure if these rare symptoms are caused by the new coronavirus or by something else. (more...)
House cancels return to Washington over doctor's coronavirus concerns House cancels return to Washington over doctor's coronavirus concerns
- April 29, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate will not pass future coronavirus relief unless businesses are protected from health and safety lawsuits related to the disease. However, there is pressure to reconvene the chamber in order to pass key legislation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. U.S. (more...)
L.A. Lakers Returning $4.6 Million In Coronavirus Federal Loans L.A. Lakers Returning $4.6 Million In Coronavirus Federal Loans
- April 29, 2020

The $349 billion first round of funding was exhausted in less than two weeks. But the relaunch has been rocky, with lenders reporting they can't access SBA's system amid a flood of applications. At least $500 million of that figure went to large publicly held companies, The Post has determined. Firms have until May 7 to return their loans without penalty. (more...)
Second coronavirus death in Interior Health region Second coronavirus death in Interior Health region
- April 29, 2020

Across B.C there were 55 new cases, bringing the total provincial number to 2,053 since the beginning of the outbreak, Henry said. There are 117 cases on Vancouver Island, up two from Saturday, 795 in Vancouver Coastal Health, 879 in Fraser Health, 164 in Interior Health and 43 in Northern Health. (more...)
Trump says U.S. topped 1 million coronavirus cases due to testing capacity Trump says U.S. topped 1 million coronavirus cases due to testing capacity
- April 29, 2020

US President Donald Trump threatened to seek damages from China for not reporting the virus early enough and displaying a lack of transparency at the early stages of the outbreak.Geng dismissed these accusations as an attempt to " shift the blame " for the handling of the pandemic onto China by other global actors. (more...)

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